Having left the stage four years ago on a journey of self-renewal, Sinead O’Connor returns to the stage; importantly, to the international stage, beginning with a string of select US dates to what promises to be an exciting 2020, seeing Sinead finally return to North America.
Upon announcement of her Irish tour dates for October 2019, so passionate and enthusiastic was the response that tickets were sold out within an hour.
As Jack Kerouac states “Genius gives birth, talent delivers”. So where did Sinead O’Connor begin?
1970s Ireland was the backdrop from which Sinead O’Connor began her life. Born into tragic times with her own tragic story, one among many from those days, Sinead would not be defined by what was at that time beyond her control. Her spirit would blossom and bloom manifesting her gift, her voice.
Discovered by the drummer of well-known Irish band In Tua Nua, she co-wrote their first hit. Shortly after being discovered by Ensign records her first album ‘The Lion and the Cobra’ released in late 1987 reached Platinum sales. Sinead had arrived.
From the early new wave explosion of ‘Mandinka’ to the multi–platinum soul of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares to You’ Sinead had left an indelible mark with her unique image and vocal style.
An artist beyond comparison – unique, uncompromising, a pioneer, a visionary are just some of the descriptions that might only touch the surface of Sinead O’Connor. Embodying a voice with beauty and innocence, a spirit part punk, part mystic with a combined fearlessness and gentle authenticity. This voice as Sinead’s unique expression would be echoed in the voices of other artists who she would inspire who came after.
Chart topping singles, hit albums, numerous awards an array of collaborations later and Sinead’s spiritual journey would lead her through a turbulent, troubled and restless existence to find solace in Islam.
This year marks the return of Sinead O’Connor and a new beginning that will see Sinead bring out new music and tour the world once again as one of the true and original living greats of our time.
Sinead O’Connor tour dates
Feb. 1: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Feb. 4: Nepture Theatre, Seattle, WA
Feb. 5: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Feb. 7: August Hall, San Francisco, CA
Feb. 8: Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Feb. 9: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 11: Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
Feb. 12: Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
March 14: City Winery, Chicago, IL
March 15: City Winery, Chicago, IL
March 16: City Winery, Chicago, IL
March 19: City Winery, Nashville, TN
March 20: City Winery, Nashville, TN
March 22: City Winery, Atlanta, GA
March 23: City Winery, Atlanta, GA
April 4: City Winery, Philadelphia, PA
April 5: City Winery, Philadelphia, PA
April 7: Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
April 8: City Winery, Boston, MA
April 10: City Winery, Boston, MA
April 11: City Winery, Boston, MA
April 13: City Winery, New York, NY
April 14: City Winery, New York, NY
April 16: City Winery, New York, NY